Parts of an Essay (Chunk & Check) #4 Topic sentence
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by Taketa Anderson
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ALL of the following describe a well-crafted topic sentence EXCEPT:
It begins the body paragraph
It can be a quotation or question.
It focuses on the first subtopic of the thesis.
It can be connected back to the thesis statement.
It provides the reader with the focus of the paragraph.
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What should the summary of the essay be comprised of?
I. In a literary analysis essay, the T.A.G. sentence is where the Title, Author, and Genre of the literary selection are explicitly stated.
II. It uses direct quotes from the selection to support the topic under discussion.
III. It is meant to provide an overview of the selection or topic under discussion.
IV. It may be two, three, or four sentences in length or longer.
I only
I, II, and IV
III only
I, III, and IV

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According to the essay, which of the following are the topic sentences for each of the body paragraphs of the essay?

I. Brutus shows great courage and loyalty by standing up for what he believes; his honorable personality especially stands out as he speaks to his fellow countrymen.
Although Brutus causes great destruction to Rome by murdering Caesar, he only joins the conspiracy in honest concern for his country; even when forced in difficulty positions, he pulls himself together, and keeps good energy.
Cassius says that Brutus’ genuine personality compels people to listen to him. Brutus always finds a happy medium between being too powerful and too lenient.
II. Also, Brutus shows qualities of the lover when he speaks before a group of citizens.
Last, Brutus demonstrates qualities of the magician because even when put in the most difficult positions, he galvanizes his energies for good.
III. In the tragic play Julius Caesar, Brutus demonstrates qualities of the warrior/hero, the lover, and the magician archetypes.
He represents these archetypes in great depth throughout the entire play.
IV. Brutus demonstrates qualities of the warrior/hero archetype when he agrees to join the conspiracy along with Cassius.
I only
II only
III only
II and IV
I, II, and III
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Identify correct the body paragraph number that matches supporting evidence listed below (i.e. body paragraph #3).

SUPPORTING EVIDENCE:
He states, “So let the high sighted tyranny range on, till each man drop by lottery."
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Identify correct the body paragraph number that matches supporting evidence listed below (i.e. body paragraph #1):
SUPPORTING EVIDENCE:
He states, “So let the high sighted tyranny range on, till each man drop by lottery."
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